David Bednall

David Bednall

David Bednall is recognized as one of the leading choral composers of his generation. He studied for a PhD in Composition with Professor John Pickard at the University of Bristol and is signed to Oxford University Press. He is a Teaching Fellow and Organist of The University of Bristol, Sub Organist at Bristol Cathedral and Director of The University Singers. He studied with Dr. Naji Hakim and David Briggs and was Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral.

He won prizes in Improvisation and Performance at the examination for Fellow of The Royal College of Organists and has given recitals at La Trinité, Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris and many English Cathedrals.

He is active as a composer and a number of his choral works have been recorded and broadcast on Radio 3 and 4. He recently appeared as a guest on Radio 3’s The Choir with Aled Jones for a programme on organist composers

His 40–part motet Lux orta est iusto closed the Bristol Proms 2015, and he was commissioned by the Finzi Trust to write a Gloria and Nunc dimittis for the Three Choirs Festival 2016.

Recent projects have included a BBC Commission for James Gilchrist, Philip Dukes, and Anna Tilbrook which was premiered in Hull, City of Culture, in July 2017, 

More information can be found online at www.davidbednall.com.